Bahman Dara, Hitachi Data Systems

May 6, 2015 · Posted in Speakers 

Bahman Dara Hitachi Data SystemsBahman Dara
Senior Solutions Marketing Manager
Hitachi Data Systems

Bahman Dara joined HDS in 2014 and is the senior solutions marketing manager for communications, media and entertainment. He has worldwide responsibility for developing strategy and driving execution for solutions in this vertical.

Prior to HDS, Bahman worked at AMD as the senior product marketing manager in the Workstation Graphics Business Unit. He has worldwide responsibility for developing strategy and driving execution for the FirePro™ family of products. He manages a team of professional marketers focused on product launches, public relations activities, advertising and demand generation campaigns.

Dara has over 20 years of high technology marketing, sales, engineering, and product management experience. Prior to joining AMD he was a senior product marketing manager in the Knowledge Worker Solutions Business Unit of Adobe Systems Incorporated. He had worldwide responsibility for product marketing and business development strategy and activities for the Acrobat desktop product line. Earlier, Dara held the position of senior product and marketing manager for Adobe Atmosphere software, managing worldwide marketing, partner and technology relationships, and business development.
He was chief technology officer of Tribal Brands, a marketing consultancy focused on helping technology companies bring unique solutions to market. He has also held several senior management positions including VP of marketing and engineering at Beatnik Inc. and Apple Computer. At the latter, Dara, spent more than a decade in the U.S. and Australia promoting Apple’s publishing strategy and managing key partner relationships.

His diverse professional background extends beyond traditional technology to international affairs. Dara’s career began as an engineer in the airline industry, after which he took an analyst position with the U.S. State Department in the Middle East. He also held various marketing, engineering and product management positions in England for technology companies focusing on IT development.

Dara attended Leeds University in England for his undergraduate degree and Cranfield University also in England, where he earned his Masters degree in aerospace engineering.

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